BARAMULLA, APRIL 08: As per the instructions of Election Commission of India for a Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls (SSRER)-2023 in Jammu and Kashmir, a review meeting of District Election Authority was held under the Chairmanship of District Election Officer (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar at Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex here.
At the outset, the District Election Officer took a detailed review of the action plan for smooth and successful conduct of the Special Summary Revision (SSR) of Electoral Rolls-2023 to register all eligible electorates in all Assembly segments of the Baramulla District.
On the occasion, the DEO was given a detailed overview about the exercise and it was given out that the Special Summary Revision (SSR)–2023 with April 01, 2023 as the qualifying date is commencing from April 05 with the publication of Draft Electoral Rolls and culminate on May 10, 2023 with the Publication of Final Electoral Rolls.
Giving activity wise details, the meeting was also informed that date of Publication of Integrated Draft Electoral Rolls of all Assembly Constituencies of Baramulla is 05-04-2023, while period of filing claims and objections for Additions, Deletions, Corrections and Transpositions is from 05-04-2023 to 20-04-2023.
It was also given that the Disposal of Claims and Objections shall be made by April 28, 2023 (Friday). Similarly, checking of health parameters and obtaining Commission’s permission for final publication/ updating database and printing of supplements is May 04, 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sehrish emphasized on conducting extensive SVEEP awareness programmes in all the Assembly Constituencies of the Baramulla District to maximise registration of all eligible electorates.
The DEO said that the prime objective of the Special Summary Revision (SSR)–2023 is to keep the Electoral Roll updated and to provide an opportunity to get fresh enrolment of young eligible voters having attained the age of 18 or more as on qualifying date and to give opportunities for correction in particulars of electors and also to invite objections against any wrong inclusion in the Electoral Roll.
On the occasion, the DEO asked the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and Electoral Registration Officers Assistant(AEROs) to remain proactive to build awareness and activate all their resources for successful conduct of all SVEEP programmes across all Assembly segments of the Baramulla District. She asked them to hold meetings with BLOs and achieve the desired targets of EP ratio.
The DEO also instructed all the EROs/AEROs to create momentum regarding the exercise from the day first and supervise the process with focused attention to ensure 100% registration of all eligible and ensure no elector is left unregistered keeping in view the limited time period to conduct the exercise.
The Nodal Officers from Colleges and Schools of District for SVEEP were asked to conduct special awareness programmes in their respective Educational Institutions so that all eligible young voters are made aware to acquire the power to vote during the ongoing revision of rolls.
Meanwhile, the DEO directed the Officers to conduct revision strictly in accordance with the ECI guidelines as per schedule and complete the process within the given timeline. She exhorted upon the concerned Officers to take extra care while making the addition of new voters, left out voters, deletion of absent/shifted/deceased electors and modification in the particulars of already registered voters to improve the health of Electoral Rolls and making it error free.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Zahoor Ahmad Raina, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Shabir Ahmad Raina, Deputy District Election Officer, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Peerzada Mumtaz Ahmad, all Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs) besides all other functionaries of concerned departments were present in the meeting. (kdc)